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Series: GSA Memoirs
Published: 01 April 2009
DOI: 10.1130/2009.1203(05)
... In 2006, we celebrated the 350th anniversary of the beginning of an extraordinary career. On 27 November 1656, Niels Stensen, also known as Steno, commenced his studies at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. All through his scientific life, Steno was fortunate to be able to name many famous...
Series: GSA Memoirs
Published: 01 April 2009
DOI: 10.1130/978-0-8137-1203-1-203.0.135
... The interest of the Danish scientist Niels Stensen (1638–1686) in geology begins with his manuscript Chaos of 1659. It shows how he is influenced by Pierre Borel (ca. 1620–1689), René Descartes (1596–1650), Athanasius Kircher (1601–1680), Pierre Gassendi (1592–1655), and others. His main...
Series: GSA Memoirs
Published: 01 April 2009
DOI: 10.1130/978-0-8137-1203-1-203.0.159
... Nicolaus Steno (Niels Stensen, 1638–1686) is considered to be the founder of geology as a discipline of modern science, as well as of scientific conceptions of the human glands, muscles, heart, and brain. With respect to his anatomical results, the judgment of posterity has always considered...
Journal Article
Published: 01 February 2004
The Canadian Mineralogist (2004) 42 (1): 210–211.
..., eminently readable biography of the man who formulated this law, the somewhat enigmatic and quixotic 17 th -century Danish scientist, Niels Stensen (1638–1686; a.k.a. Nicholas Steno, Nicolaus Steensen, Nicolas Sténon, Niccolò Stenone, Nicolai Stenonsis...) Steno was born in Denmark during the depths...
Journal Article
Journal: Geology
Published: 01 September 2006
Geology (2006) 34 (9): 793–796.
.... Cutler , A. , 2003 , The seashell on the mountain top : New York , Dutton , 218 p. Hansen , J.M. , 2000 , Stregen i Sandet, Bølgen på Vandet : Copenhagen , Fremad , 436 p. Kardel , T. , 1994 , Steno: Life, science, philosophy, with Niels Stensen’s Prooemium and Holger...
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Journal Article
Journal: Geology
Published: 01 September 2011
Geology (2011) 39 (9): e247.
... , doi:10.1130/0016-7606(1995)107<0960:GRGAAI>2.3.CO;2 . Iannace A. , 2011 , The neglected early history of Geology: The Copernican Revolution as a major advance in understanding the Earth: Comment : Geology , doi:10.1130/G31766C.1 . Rodolico F. , 1971 , Niels Stensen...
Journal Article
Published: 01 October 2021
Earth Sciences History (2021) 40 (2): 293–331.
... Tamburini , 760 p. Andersen , Jasper B. 2019 . Thomas Bartolin and Niels Stensen – Master and pupil. Galilean Foundation for a Solid Earth, 1669–2019: 350 th Anniversary of Nicolas Steno’s Prodromus, Abstracts. Florence : 16 October 2019 . Anonymous. 2004 . Tribute to Steno...
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Gary D Rosenberg
Series: GSA Memoirs
Published: 01 April 2009
DOI: 10.1130/978-0-8137-1203-1-203.0.vii
... In 2004, I had the good fortune to have a sabbatical in Copenhagen, Denmark, where I met many of the scholars devoted to the life and accomplishments of Nicholas Steno, aka Nicolaus Steno, Niels Stensen, and Nicolai Stenonis, preeminent Baroque polymath and founder of modern geologic thought. I...
Journal Article
Published: 01 October 2001
Earth Sciences History (2001) 20 (2): 127–155.
... , Niels Stensen’s Geological Work, in Steno: Geological Papers , ed. Gustav Scherz (Odense: Odense University Press, 1969), 11–47, on 18. 50 C. J. Schneer , Steno: On Crystals and the Corpuscular Hypothesis, in Dissertations on Steno as Geologist , ed G. Scherz (Odense: Odense University Press...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 November 2016
The Journal of Geology (2016) 124 (6): 643–698.
... into the lesser area below. Thus, Descartes thought, mountains formed ( fig. 1 b herein). Nicolaus Steno (Niels Stensen) had read Descartes’s book. Although he criticized Descartes’s scientific method (see Vai 2009 a ), he was much influenced by his geology. So when he was presented by the Grand Duke...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 October 2019
Earth Sciences History (2019) 38 (2): 388–402.
... science, from Niels Stensen (Steno) to the birth of plate tectonics. Figure 1 summarizes the main characteristics of these steps according to my vision. Of course, I acknowledge that such a ‘golden spike’ approach to the history of geology may lead to some oversimplification. However, similar...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 April 2004
Earth Sciences History (2004) 23 (1): 88–105.
... of the basic geologic works of Niels Stensen (Nicolaus Steno), the Dane born in present day Scania, Sweden, because he makes no reference to them. This seems strange, though, considering Linnaeus’s extensive correspondence and knowledge of the work of others throughout Europe. Steno formulated his ideas...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 April 1997
Earth Sciences History (1997) 16 (1): 50–74.
... die Geologie von Weimar: Nachrichten: Deutsche Geologische Gesellschaft , v. 59, p. 24. Kardel, Troels, 1994, Steno: Life, Science, Philosophy with Niels Stensen’s Prooemium and Holger Jacobaeus Niels Stensen’s Anatomical Demonstration no. XVI. Translations by Paul Maquet and Sister Emmanuel...
Series: GSA Special Papers
Published: 27 November 2018
DOI: 10.1130/2018.2535(06)
EISBN: 9780813795355
... considerations on glossopetrae were neither original nor satisfactory. It was Niels Stensen (Steno) (1638–1686) who would finally argue for the connection between the shark teeth and the glossopetrae in his famous text on Canis Carchariae (1669). 28 Stensen did not go into the ideas on the petrifying...
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Published: 01 October 2005
Earth Sciences History (2005) 24 (2): 265–294.
... Akademischer Verlag, v. 3, p. 55. KÖLBL-EBERT, M., 2004e, Stensen, Niels, in D. Hoffmann, H. Laitko, and St. Müller-Wille, eds., Lexikon der bedeutenden Naturwissenschaftler, Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, v. 3, p. 324-325. LOCKLEY, M., 2000, The Eternal Trail – A Tracker Looks at Evolution. Perseus...
Journal Article
Published: 01 October 2009
Earth Sciences History (2009) 28 (1): 57–83.
... Philosophical Society . 58 ‘Monsignor Stenone’ refers to the Danish physician and geologist Niels Stensen, also known as Nicholas Steno (1638–1686). Although raised as a Lutheran in his youth, he later converted to Catholicism and took holy orders, spending some time in Florence as the Court...
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Published: 01 October 1997
Earth Sciences History (1997) 16 (2): 77–99.
... those of Descartes, Steno (Niels Stensen), Burnet, John Woodward, William Whiston and Leibniz, and their eighteenth-century descendants, most notably Buffon’s Epoques de la Nature . There is a much larger literature treating the founding of geology around 1800. These end points, it turns out...
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Published: 01 October 1998
Earth Sciences History (1998) 17 (2): 210–232.
... , no. 28, p. 10-15. Guntau, M., 1996, ‘Die geologischen Vorstellungen von Niels Stensen (1638-1686) über die erdgeschichtliche Vergangenheit von Versteinerungen’. In F.J. von Obst (ed.), Beträge zur Geologie und Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Dresden, p. 81-88 (Abhandlungen des Staatlichen Museums für...
Series: GSA Special Papers
Published: 27 November 2018
DOI: 10.1130/2018.2535(05)
EISBN: 9780813795355
... —Nicolas Steno (1667, in Kardel and Maquet, 2013 , p. 594) Much has been written about Nicolas Steno (born Niels Stensen in Copenhagen, Niccolò Stenone for the Italians: Cutler, 2003 ; Vai, 2009 ; Di Orio et al., 2016 ), also in the form of the hagiography (Steno had been beatified by the Roman...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2013
DOI: 10.1144/SP375.26
EISBN: 9781862396432
...) went to foreign universities for supplementary education after their basic studies at home. In the case of Niels Stensen (1638–1686), Nicolaus Stenonius , Steno, who was born in Copenhagen and began medical studies at Copenhagen University in 1656, conditions were strained during war with Sweden...
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